Also by this author: Leave Me, I Have Lost My Way
Publisher: Penguin, Penguin Teen
“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that book bloggers are eagerly anticipating.
This week’s WoW is eagerly awaited by many bloggers:
Just One Day
Author: Gayle Forman
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Expected publication: January 8, 2013
A breathtaking journey toward self-discovery and true love, from the author of If I Stay.
When sheltered American good girl Allyson “LuLu” Healey first meets laid-back Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter at an underground performance of Twelfth Night in England, there’s an undeniable spark. After just one day together, that spark bursts into a flame, or so it seems to Allyson, until the following morning, when she wakes up after a whirlwind day in Paris to discover that Willem has left. Over the next year, Allyson embarks on a journey to come to terms with the narrow confines of her life, and through Shakespeare, travel, and a quest for her almost-true-love, to break free of those confines.
Just One Day is the first in a sweepingly romantic duet of novels. Willem’s story—Just One Year—is coming soon!
Gayle Forman is on my list of best contemporary YA authors, so it’s no wonder that I’m super excited for her new release. I love how Forman integrates the arts so thoroughly into her novels – with If I Stay and Where She Went, it was the bridging of music – both classical and contemporary – and here, we’re seeing her love of Shakespeare/drama come into play.
Also, I’m totally loving the Before Sunrise/Before Sunset-concept of these two novels. And look at that cover! I love the dark, muted colours. Totally reminds me of living in Europe!
What book are you waiting for this week? Leave a comment, and I’ll come by and comment back!
This is the 3rd time I've seen this book on a WoW post! It really does sound lovely. I'm sold, I need to check this out as well when it's released. New follower! 🙂
Audrey @ Her Fiction Fix (WoW)
This sure has been a popular pick lately! I'm not a fan of the blurry cover but the book does sound interesting. Thanks for sharing! ^.^ New Follower (Frodosco – GFC). If you would like to check out my Waiting On Wednesday you can do so here. 🙂
I loved Before Sunrise and this sounds brilliant, will keep an eye out for it too now 🙂
I'm really excited about the book and I can't wait for it to be released. It was such a popular pick last week and I completely understand why. I hope you enjoy it when you get the chance to read it. Great pick!
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I just saw this book and know that it's something that I definitely want to check out.
This sounds so good! (Twelfth Night is one of my favorite Shakespeare plays!)
Alice @ Alice in Readerland